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The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky | Dr. Shiraz Patel


Shiraz K. Patel, MD

Dr. Shiraz Patel is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and was nationally recognized as one of the Top 70 Hip Surgeons in the United States by Becker’s Orthopedic Review (2011). He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He was honored as a Kentucky Colonel in 2016 for community service.

Dr. Patel is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and medical school at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. In 1998, he finished his orthopedic surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction and trauma in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His primary focus is on minimally invasive hip and knee replacements. He specializes in anterior supine hip replacements, a new technology he brought to this region in 2007. His fellowship training makes him one of the few doctors who can treat complex total knee and hip revisions with robotic and computer navigated technology.

Dr. Patel has been the Paducah Sun Reader’s Choice Award recipient for Best Orthopedic Surgeon in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. His enthusiasm for restoring a person’s function and relieving pain is evident through his compassionate interaction with his patients.


Carleton College, Northfield Minnesota – Bachelor of Arts in chemistry

University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN – Doctor of Medicine (1989-1993)

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO – Surgery Internship (1993-1994)

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO – Orthopedic surgery residency (1994-1998)

Hennepin County Medical Center – Adult reconstruction and trauma fellowship (1998-1999)

Specialty Training

Robot Assisted Total Knee Replacements
Anterior Supine Hip Replacement with Computer Assistance
Total hip and knee revisions
Adult reconstruction and trauma fellowship
Quadriceps Sparing Total Knee Replacements
Minimally Invasive Two-incision trained/certified

Memberships & Accreditations

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Kentucky Medical Association
American Medical Association


Hennepin County Adult Reconstruction Seminar; October 2002
“Anterior Approach for Primary Total Hip Replacements”

44th Annual Orthopedic and Trauma Seminar Minneapolis, MN; November 2014
“Versatility and Advantages of the Direct Anterior Approach to the Hip”
“The Use of Polypropylene Graft for Extensor Mechanism Salvage”

Abstract presented at American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Orlando, Florida; June 1995
“Intra- and Inter-observer Reliability in the Measurement of the Q-Angle”

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